Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football News Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new manager of Fulham following Slavisa Jokanovic’s sacking, the Premier League club have confirmed.Jokanovic leaves with the Craven Cottage club bottom of the Premier League table having won just a single of their 12 matches to date. shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League Record BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REPLY huge blow Matches: 209Wins: 104Draws: 55Losses: 50Goals for: 354Goals against: 221 ADVICE center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Jokanovic was widely tipped to get the sack with Fulham in dire straits Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice “The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League. We must at all times be a difficult opponent and should expect to succeed.“This Fulham squad has exceptional talent that is contrary to its position in the table. I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage.”The match against fellow relegation battlers Saints is in a week-and-a-half, on Saturday, November 24.Shahid Khan, the Fulham chairman, added: “I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slavisa and wish the circumstances were such that I didn’t have to, but our path this season has led me to make what I know is the correct decision, at the right time, for our players, the Club and our supporters. “Slavisa will always have my appreciation and respect for everything he did to return Fulham to top-flight football. I am hoping everyone in the Fulham Family shares my heartfelt sentiments for Slavisa and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”Jokanovic leaves Craven Cottage one month shy of his three-year anniversary with the club, with a record that reads 64 wins, 36 draws and 45 defeats in 145 matches.The highlight of his spell with Fulham was undoubtedly securing their return to the Premier League with a play-off defeat of Aston Villa in May. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 Shahid Khan today announced that he has appointed Claudio Ranieri as Manager of Fulham Football Club, replacing Slaviša Jokanović.👉 https://t.co/BUE1vNnvaO pic.twitter.com/pfxS97ONPG— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 14, 2018His final game was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield, which left the Cottagers three points off safety.Ranieri, 67, has been handed a multi-year contract. This is his first job in English football since guiding Leicester to the Premier League title in 2015/16 before being sacked in February 2017.The Italian said: “It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY Ranieri’s first taste of English football came with Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, when he guided the club to a Champions League semi-final and an FA Cup final.Prior to his spell at Stamford Bridge, he masterminded successive promotions with Italian club Cagliari, reaching Serie A in 1989.Then after time spent with Napoli and Fiorentina, the Italian moved to Spain where he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup and Copa del Rey with Valencia and briefly took charge of Atletico Madrid.His four years at Stamford Bridge were followed by spells in Italy with Parma, Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan, before success in France with Monaco.Ranieri won Ligue 2 with the French club in 2012/13 and then finished second in Ligue 1 the following year.Either side of his famous time with Leicester, Ranieri briefly coached Greece and French club Nantes.last_img read more